Grief Support


Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel offers bereavement services for the families they serve.  In addition, we have provided some helpful grief support links below:

GriefShare
A seminar and support group for those who have lost someone close to them.  Participants watch and discuss a series of videos that help navigate the grief process.

The Compassionate Friends of Canada
An organization for families who have suffered the death of a child from any cause. Provides contacts to local chapters, articles and information about grieving.

KidsGrief

KidsGrief.ca is a free, bilingual online resource for parents, guardians and caregivers who are supporting a grieving child. The modules were made possible through funding from Hope & Cope

When someone important to a child is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, is dying or has died, families struggle with what to tell children, when to share information and how to address tough subjects like should children be at the bedside of someone who is dying and cremation. KidsGrief.ca is a series of three learning modules that help tackle these topics in a straightforward, practical way. They provide strategies, talking points and video clips of families sharing personal stories. KidsGrief.ca was developed by a national team of experts in childrens’ grief and family members who have “been there”.


Growth House  
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.

Rainbows
An international not-for-profit organization that fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis.





Child Bereavement

November is Children's Grief Awareness Month.

Here is an article about Children's Grief from the National Alliance for Grieving Children, click here to view.

www.childrengrieve.org


When Families Grieve Earns a Primetime Emmy Nomination


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Grief is complex; it encompasses a wide range of emotions that can come and go in waves. Use these tips, videos, children's story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward. You are not alone. And with time, you and your family will experience new happy moments together.

For more information about this program, click here.

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